Category Archives: Movies

“Larry Crowne” (2011)

Have you ever wanted to “reinvent” yourself?  Maybe realized life isn’t quite going the way you want?  Or life hands you some set-backs, and you think, “What do I do now?”  I don’t think Larry Crowne (played by Tom Hanks) set out to … Continue reading

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Other lives, other stories

When I was a kid, I loved to read biographies.  I wanted to know what other people’s lives were like, even the simple things like what foods did they eat, and if they had time for fun, what did they … Continue reading

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“About a Boy” (2002)

This British film is one of those movies that sticks in your mind, and you find yourself thinking about at odd moments.  The three primary characters are Will (Hugh Grant), Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), and Fiona (Toni Collette).  Will is a man … Continue reading

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Re-visiting books and movies

I enjoy reading Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog, because she wonders out loud (well, on-line and in print, really) about life, and makes it both funny and interesting.  Last year I was not doing much of anything, so I missed a … Continue reading

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Choosing life: “Elizabethtown”

 This is part movie review and part random thoughts generated by watching the movie.  “Elizabethtown” (2005) stars Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, with wonderful supporting roles played by Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Paul Schneider, and a host of others.  It was … Continue reading

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“Vantage Point”

   We needed to get out of the house yesterday, so on a whim checked out what was on at our local cinema.  The timing was such that “Vantage Point” was the next available movie, it looked interesting, so we … Continue reading

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“Real Genius”

  Amuse — it means, without thought.  Sometimes you want to just relax, laugh, and not have to think too hard.  However, I do appreciate it when an amusement has some intelligence and talent to it.  For times like that, … Continue reading

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